Link love: language (52)

Time for another language linkfest. They grow quickly when I turn my back, one link giving rise to another. Anyway, it’s the usual mixum-gatherum of items relating to language, linguistics, words and books. Happy reading.

How to save wet books.

Cataloguing -og vs. -ogue.

“In love with he.”

How trustworthy are our intuitions about words?

Raising a deaf child.

Lip-reading: seeing at the speed of sound.

“A house without books is like a room without windows.”

Multilingual swearing preferences.

Silencing Irish.

Punk, brat, jerk, barbarian: the origins of 10 insults.

A vanishingly unlikely language peeve.

“My linguistics dreams are intense and vivid.”

Helllloooo, wooord lengtheningggg.

Wikipedia’s language distribution.

March forth and enjoy / 269 / Grammar Day haiku.

NBC pronunciation standards of the mid-20th century.

Dr Seuss and the OED.

On synaesthesia: “T’s are generally crabbed, ungenerous creatures.”

Manufacturing moral panic over linguistic integration.

Pronouncing skeletal.

8 new and necessary punctuation marks.

Literary graffiti from around the world.

Mammet, Muppet, and other puppetry words.

Mapping the languages used on Twitter in New York.

Word usage mirrors community structure on Twitter.

John Wallis and language invention.

Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles.

A philosopher burns his Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Cyberlinguistics: recording the world’s vanishing voices.

A dictionary – and cultural record – of Iu-Mien.

Which is worse,, a double comma or an unclosed bracket? (such as this


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4 Responses to Link love: language (52)

  1. Dawn in NL says:

    Thanks very much for posting the lip-reading link. I have more hearing than the writer, and I learned to lip read without any external support. One interesting thing is that when I get tired, the spoken and the seen language diverge, a bit like a badly dubbed film, and I can’t follow a discussion anymore. I liken lip reading to doing crosswords, you have some of the information and the rest you have to fill in.
    I specially liked the story of the audiologist who allowed the writer to succeed and celebrate her skills. I find hearing tests depressing because “I fail them”.

  2. I finally took the time to follow (most of) these and enjoyed them thoroughly. Oh, for more hours in the day! Thanks for pointing me to some fascinating reading in any case.

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